Footy commission calls off country week with Perth, Peel in fresh lockdown

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The WA country footy league has called off the State’s main country contest after Perth and Peel went into lockdown.

The WA Football Commission said Tuesday it was an “extremely difficult” call to nix the colts, women’s and seniors competitions, which were due to run over the next two weeks, but it had no choice given the timeframe of restrictions.

“Our board and staff are devastated for the hundreds of men and women that have put their hands up and prepared themselves to represent their leagues and communities at the championships,” country football executive manager Tom Bottrell said.

“So much work has been done to get the carnival up and running this year and with the most teams nominated in over 10 years it is a bitter pill to swallow having to cancel.”

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